Search Results: "Marie Bradby"


BOOK REVIEW

SOME FRIEND by Marie Bradby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A sensitive, realistic portrayal told in first person of a girl's tough lesson about the meaning of friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Finding a friend can be hard when there are few kids in your neighborhood, but being a friend can be even harder. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A FARM by Marie Bradby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Rendered in the browns, blues, and greens of rural America, Rand's expressive illustrations provide perfect accompaniment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An African-American boy remembers the life and death of the family farm in Bradby's (Momma, Where Are You From, 2000, etc.) latest poetic offering. Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST WAIT by Marie Bradby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Through the narrative and illustration technique, two stories emerge—one of family togetherness, and another of a dedicated, hardworking hero. (Picture book. 5-8)"
During a treacherous winter storm, a family anxiously waits for their mail-carrier father to come home. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE by Marie Bradby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Regardless, this is an immensely satisfying, accomplished work, resonating first with longing and then with joy. (Picture book. 5- 8)"
An inspiring story of young boy's compelling desire to read. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE RUSSIAN by Tom Bradby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Not especially distinctive or memorable in its style or point of view, but, still, consistently engaging and enjoyable."
A skillfully plotted and atmospheric thriller set in Russia in 1917, as the currents of revolution swirl about St. Petersburg. Read full book review >

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MASTER OF RAIN by Tom Bradby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2002

"Tense and rather lush, expertly working the wonderful setting without overplaying the cultural clash: eerily well suited to these parlous times."
A straight-arrow young Yorkshireman dives headlong into the corruption of European Shanghai in the 1920s—and very nearly drowns. Read full book review >

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HOW I WAS BORN by Marie Wabbes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1991

"Many families will find that this wholesome French import offers just the right amount of straightforward information. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Where babies comes from, beginning with Mom and Dad's courtship and marriage and going on to their pleasure in shared activities like cooking and bathing; then, ``that winter they decided they wanted to have a baby...So they made love.'' Pregnancy is shown from a child's point of view: Mom's changing shape, feeling the baby's movement. Read full book review >

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DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A flawed yet worthy examination of undocumented immigration in the American South through the lens of young love. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Alma and Evan are teenagers living drastically different versions of the American dream in the southern United States. Read full book review >

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THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Original and sobering, Adelina is an antihero of nigh-unremitting darkness: an unusual young woman in the mold of such archetypes as Lucifer, Macbeth, and Darth Vader—and even Kissin' Kate Barlow from Holes. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A heroine's tragic tumble dominates the second volume of this trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 4, 2014

"Breathtaking, tragic and true. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Rich characterization, exquisite worldbuilding and rock-solid storytelling make this a fantasy of unusual intelligence and depth. Read full book review >

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PRODIGY by Marie Lu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"The slow build culminates in a satisfyingly cinematic climax. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Explosions, aerial dogfights, betrayals, bionic limbs and passionate kisses: the ingredients of a great action adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD LOVES YOU! by Marie Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A solid board book for little ones starting to develop the concept of God. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about God's love. Read full book review >